September 22, 2021
Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brush may not block too much dust

Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brush may not block too much dust

iFixit has posted a video teardown of Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip, giving us good take a look at the telephone’s internals and revealing that the brushes on its hinge won’t cease a lot mud from getting inside your telephone.

When Samsung introduced the Z Flip final week, it highlighted how the telephone’s hinge has a “fiber protect” supposed to lure stray mud and maintain it from getting contained in the telephone. You possibly can see Samsung’s zoomed-in advertising and marketing photograph of it beneath. It appears spectacular within the advertising and marketing photograph, however iFixit put that fiber protect to the take a look at — and the outcomes weren’t nice.



For the take a look at, iFixit folded up the Z Flip and dropped it right into a bag of purple mud. After taking the telephone out of the bag, iFixit shook a variety of mud out of the telephone, which you’ll be able to see within the GIF beneath. Sufficient mud bought contained in the telephone that it even stopped the hinge from opening up all the best way.

Right here’s what that hinge appears like on the within. You possibly can clearly see a variety of the purple mud caught in it:


Right here’s the hinge utterly faraway from the telephone — and coated in purple mud. You can even see the fiber shields outlined by iFixit’s white rectangles. Curiously, they give the impression of being fairly clear, presumably suggesting that they don’t really lure that a lot mud.

It’s necessary to notice that Samsung says in a help doc that the Z Flip isn’t water or mud resistant, and a splash display screen says one thing related while you first activate the telephone, in response to iFixit. And iFixit acknowledges that its bag take a look at isn’t essentially indicative of regular, real-world use, so maybe the Z Flip’s fibers are higher designed for repelling day-to-day pocket lint than the very tremendous powder that iFixit used.

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